Emily Hartney is an associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Emily's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate counseling of public and private companies. 

Emily graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Chicago-Kent College of Law where she served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review. During law school, Emily worked as a Research Assistant to Professors Sungjoon Cho and David Gerber focusing on the history and development of United States antitrust law. 



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021Illinois


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of TechnologyJ.D.manga cum laude2021

    Order of the Coif

    Notes Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review

  • University of Illinois at SpringfieldB.S., Legal Studies & Political Sciencemagna cum laude2017

    Capital Scholar

    Honors in Legal Studies

    Honors in Political Science

    Secretary, Student Government Association